Northline Chief Executive Craige Whitton and Northern Territory Minister for Lands and Planning David Tollner cut the ribbon on Northline’s new Darwin new $27 million transport and logistics facility last month.
The official opening is a major milestone in Northline’s 32-year history with the company originally founded in 1983 to service the Adelaide to Darwin freight route. Today, the company services the whole of Australia through a network of 13 facilities.
The new Darwin facility, housed on a four hectare site, will provide more than 14,500 square metres of warehousing and under roof freight operations as well as a new full-service workshop to improve the effectiveness of Northline’s fleet.
It provides a significant boost to Northline’s Top End operations with easier access to sea, road and rail connections through its location within Darwin’s leading industrial precinct.
It has been developed through a partnership between Northline, Charter Hall and Gibb Group in conjunction with Vaughan Constructions and the Territory Government’s Land Development Corporation.
Northline Chief Executive Craige Whitton said the opening marked a new era for Northline in the Northern Territory.
“Darwin provides an increasingly important gateway into Asia and is a key connection point between Northline’s global freight and domestic freight services,” said Mr Whitton.
“The new facility’s close proximity to the East Arm Wharf will greatly increase the efficiency of our global freight service.
“The distribution centre’s location with sea, road and rail links located conveniently nearby, along with the improved efficiencies of the new facility, will be of significant benefit to our customers, improving our service offering and reducing turnaround times.
“The new Darwin facility will act as a central hub for Northline to service some of the most remote parts of northern Australia where staying connected is vital to the local community’s health and economy.”
Take a tour through Northline’s brand new facility A time lapse video of the build